President, PM reaffirm Pakistan's continued support to Kashmiris
ISLAMABAD:President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have reaffirmed Pakistan's continued and resolute moral, diplomatic and political support to the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir in their valiant struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination.
In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, both the leaders termed the recent killing spree by the Indian security forces in held valley as aggressive and mindless act.
President Mamnoon Hussain called upon the international community to be cognizant of its responsibilities and urge India to facilitate the visit of independent Fact Finding teams to look into the gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
He said the courageous and determined people of Occupied Kashmir, in their historic struggle, have rendered unparalleled sacrifices and the Indian state terrorism has failed to deter them from their struggle for freedom from Indian oppression.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is the unfinished agenda of partition of the subcontinent and remains one of the oldest disputes on the agenda of UN Security Council. He said Pakistan strongly condemns the systematic State terrorism and brutal killings of the people of Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said people of Pakistan and international community have utmost respect for the people of Occupied Kashmir for their unparalleled courage and persistence in facing the worst kind of State terrorism, human rights abuses, violence and suppression by the Indian state apparatus.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan will continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until the realization of the right to self-determination.
In his message, on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the people of Pakistan salute Kashmiri people for their courage, bravery and persistence in the just struggle against Indian occupation.
He said for the last 70 years the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu are struggling for realization of the inalienable right to self-determination which has been envisaged in the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
The Minister urged the international community to fulfill promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by implementing UN Security Council resolutions.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has said Kashmir issue is the national cause of Pakistan.
He was addressing a ceremony held in Islamabad today to express solidarity with people of Kashmir against gross human rights violations and atrocities being perpetrated by Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir.
The Minister condemned the ongoing human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and urged the international community to play its role to resolve the long standing issue.
The Minister said solution of Kashmir dispute in the light of United Nations resolutions is imperative for regional peace.
He said use of pellet guns against un-armed civilians and forbidding Kashmiri leaders from offering prayers in mosques are clear violations of International Law.
He said Kashmiris' dead bodies wrapped in Pakistani flag shows their love for Pakistan.
The Minister also condemned the killing of innocent students at a seminary at Kunduz in Afghanistan.
People attending the ceremony were wearing black armbands and offered fateha for Kashmiri martyrs. APP/AFP